Superga and Torino hills

Distance 100,1 km
Elevation gain 1.123 mt
Area Colline Torinesi
Level Medium

Light tour version: 70km and +650mt

You will find history, art and legend while climbing to the Basilica of Superga, overlooking Torino, 672 meters high, and providing an unparalleled view of the Alps.

Two nice climbs take you to the top, before a tranquil stretch carries you back to the verdant countryside that surrounds the hotel.

The Basilica of Superga is one of the Torinese Baroque masterpieces, begun in 1731 by the hand of Filippo Juvarra, a member of the Savoia family. Superga is also a legendary place for sports and where one of the oldest races in the world took place: the Milano-Torino was first contested in 1876 by 8 trailblazers, racing on the most basic velocipede – the early bicycle.

It is also well known for one of the worst tragic events in Italian sport – the air disaster of the Grande Torino that crashed on May 4, 1949 in a terrible fog.